The Brain with David Eagleman

Episode 5 | What Is Empathy?

Clip: Episode 5 | 1m 58s

When we watch someone else in pain our brains run a simulation of what that pain feels like. This ability to imagine another's pain is the basis of how we relate to each other and explains why stories can be so powerful.

Aired: 11/11/15

Rating: TV-14

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